This premium model is insulated on the interior using metal brackets to mount 2×4 studs with 3/4" tongue & groove boards applied over the studs. The solid wood of 2 3/4" thick has a thermal mass rating of R-12 ….. add R-15 insulation and achieve exceptional energy efficiency of R-27. Insulating kit is 10% of selling price and includes brackets & T&G cover boards
Tip: Mineral wool insulation is recommended for log construction. It’s impervious to moisture with a higher R-value per inch than fiberglass and is considered a GREEN building material, environmentally friendly insulation
Tip: The walls provide a thermal mass rating of R-12 and this compact model does not require insulation in the walls to be comfortable in most regions, unless required by code. Insulate the roof and wall mounted HVAC heating/cooling system for complete comfort
The Chicago 6 can be assembled in 4 days with 3 people and passes structural requirements for building codes. Modifications may be required for earthquake, heavy snow load regions and hurricane zones.